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With 16years of experience, our company offers to our customers a large range of building work like: extensions, loft conversion, parking, garden, redecoration(full refurbishment ). For more information do not hesitate

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Reviewed by Dee on 19/4/2020

Great quality work finished on time and within budget agreed. Very reliable.

I'm a timeserved joiner,with acreddited city+guilds craft+advanced craft certification. I have 40 years carpentry&joinery experience. I cover all aspects and fixes of joinery and carpentry, i offer a friendly efficient and competitive service. I'm here to help with solutions and problem solving

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Reviewed by henry on 11/9/2020

What a fantastic experience having Derek work on my house. He's professional, hard working, easy to get on with and can handle a joke even if his aren't funny ?? He priced extremely fairly for the job and did a few extra jobs whilst here that really helped me with the timeline of getting my house done. The work is spot on and exactly what I wanted and was completed in a nice a timely manner, everything cleaned and returned to the state it was before he had arrived. Will have Derek back in the future ??

With many years of experience in UK and abroad we provide vast variety of services from design, build, architectural drawings, domestic or commercial refurbishments, conversions, extensions, internal decorations, external decorations and roof repairs.

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Reviewed by Doug on 12/10/2017

Filipe and Christian have been absolutely brilliant. Very professional, polite and cheerful throughout. I have them multiple tasks and they did as requested and more. I definitely recommend them and if I move house/require work I will go back to them. Thank you!

I'm a fully qualified plasterer & builder, working on old and new residential properties. We specialise in small & large extensions start to finish, new porches, full garage conversions, new bathroom refit’s and conservatory's. All plastering and building work undertaken. No job too big or small. Always work in the cleanest safest way possible. Top quality assured. Free quotes and advice.

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Reviewed by Alan on 2/3/2019

These two experienced and very knowledgeable craftsman took time at every stage of the work to make sure that the end product was what we wanted. Advice was given on the cheapest way to keep cost down and still maintain the high standard of work. Following the completion of my work these tradesmen have done building work at my daughter’s and also my mother in law’s homes. Very pleased with the work and would certainly recommend them for all types of building work.

hi welcome to my company , ive been in the building trade for 15 years with a vast experince in the building and tree surgey/landscaping industry,all my work is always carried out to the highest of standards to over exceed to customer expectations

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Reviewed by Luke on 14/9/2020

The team did a great job of taking down our garden room. They worked quickly and efficiently and left the place in good shape once finished. We would recommend them.

PJR is a Closely Family Run Business Run by Father and Son based in Essex. With over 35 years in the Plumbing and Heating Industry we have built an extensive reputation for our Perfected work. We have a wide range of both Residential and Commercial clients, including homeowners, landlords, architects, surveyors, designers, managing agents, schools, churches, property developers and main contractors That we offer a complete property maintenance service. In addition to offering Our Plumbing Services we have expanded over the years and now take on many other service such as Electrical, Building and Roofing Work

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Reviewed by Alwin on 25/1/2020

We were provided with the service required and will use them again for another job.

We specialise in painting,decorating and building services for commercial as well as residential buildings. We are known for providing excellent quality painting,decorating and building services and with years of experience, we aim to use our extensive knowledge and brilliant craftsmanship to serve our customers. Being professionals, we ensure that we provide quality materials, clean and tidy place once we are done with our job and respect the client's deadlines.

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Reviewed by Giovanni on 27/10/2020

They arrived on time and manage to complete the job within the agreed price, despite they had to make some extra modification to fit my door. They seemed very competent and professional. and because of that, I've asked already a few more quotations.

Domestic and commercial properties maintenance and renovations

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Reviewed by Lucy on 25/8/2020

Alex was a fantastic tradesperson. He was pleasant and got the job done in good time Minor electrical work and replacement of 2 mirrored panels in a wardrobe door.Clean tidy work, reasonable price. Would highly recommend. Thanks, Lucy

Odaan Facilities Services is a family-run business which originally launched in London in 2009.Odaan provide proven and professional cleaning services for Homes,offices, warehouses, and sporting grounds.No job is too big and we are always happy to help

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Reviewed by Ash on 1/2/2017

Wow! A fantastic team of Alchemists! Professional from the outset, with a can-do, courteous and polite demeanour.. My grease filled grotty council flat has been transformed into a 'well shiny' showroom appartment on par with Nine Elms. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Operated by myself and 2 family members for more than 40 years, customer satisfaction is important ,which is reflected in the satisfied customers we have provided our services to ,achieving five 5* ratings. We can assist with design /structural calcs.

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Reviewed by Sean on 2/10/2020

John, Rob and Scott were the perfect team for the job. John not just quoted on the garage but guided me through the decisions which were needed and explained the process accurately. The work itself happened when he said it would, with people on site every day grafting away neatly and efficiently. The results are fantastic and I couldn’t be happier. I would highly recommend these guys for your next project.

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Sound Proofing specialists - what you need to know

Soundproofing uses various methods to block or absorb unwanted noise.

You may want to soundproof your property to stop external noise from neighbours or traffic. Or, you might want to stop noise leaking out of your property, if you like to play loud music for example. Soundproofing can also help reduce noise between different rooms in a property.

Soundproofing won’t completely wipe out unwanted noise, but it can significantly reduce it.

How much does soundproofing cost?

The cost depends on the scale of the work you’re having done. The average cost of soundproofing a single wall can range from £800 to £1,600.

What does soundproofing involve?

It depends on the type of noise you need to block, where it’s coming from and how much of it you want to block out.

There are 2 basic types of noise: airborne noise describes sounds like voices and music. Impact noise is the sound of something hitting something else, like a door slamming or a drill going through paving. More extensive work may be needed to deal with this type of noise.

Windows, floors and ceilings are where noise problems tend to arise, particularly in flats.

Ways of dealing with noise can include:

  • Double or triple glazing – this can help block sound from entering and escaping, especially if combined with good sealants around the windows.
  • Secondary glazing
  • Doors – a solid wood door will help block out unwanted sound.
  • Carpeting – putting down good-quality carpets, combined with noise-reducing underlay, can help absorb sound, stopping it from travelling from upper floors.
  • Silicone caulking – this seals up gaps in your walls that sound can travel through.
  • Acoustic panels and acoustic tiles – these can be attached to ceilings or walls to absorb noise.
  • Double walls and lowered ceilings – these work by creating a cavity between the lowered ceiling and the real ceiling, in which sound is absorbed. They’ll reduce the space in your property, but not necessarily by much.

Find out more about how to soundproof your property 

What causes problems with noise?

Many older homes weren’t built with modern pastimes in mind – like watching TV and listening to amplified music, while some modern homes are poorly insulated.

In 2003 regulations came into force to ensure new-builds and conversions have an approved level of sound insulation. If you live in an older property, however, soundproofing could be the answer.

What materials are used in soundproofing?

A wide range of materials can be used to block and absorb sound including mass loaded vinyl (MLV), foams, rubber and specially designed plasterboard.  

All materials are given a Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating depending on their ability to block sound, and a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) rating or Sound Absorption Average (SSA) to show their noise absorption.

Softer materials generally absorb more sound than harder materials. So if you want to reduce the amount of sound coming from your flat, go for carpet rather than laminate.

What qualifications does your soundproofing specialist need?

Different types of tradespeople can carry out soundproofing work, depending on what you need, so you won’t be looking for a specific qualification.

Here are a few questions you should ask of your tradesperson:

  • Are they specialists in soundproofing rather than general building?
  • Can they give you examples of when they’ve solved a problem similar to yours?
  • What warranty do they provide?

Do you need planning permission for soundproofing?

It depends on what you’re having done and where you live. For example, you may need permission to change your windows if you live in a conservation area. For more information see the Planning Portal website

What about insurance for soundproofing?

As with all building work, you’ll need to check your tradesperson has full public liability insurance. This covers them if someone is injured or property is damaged because of the work.

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